Much-hyped Japanese chain sells premium-priced food at the Atlantis Hotel 30 Reviews
The venue: Atlantis, The Palm has served as the perfect venue for Nobu’s first foray into the region, bringing to the UAE the famed restaurant chef Nobu created to redefine Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy the most stylish of surroundings – from the lounge to the main dining area to the private areas for intimate gatherings. The Garden at Nobu was created to offer a serene and tranquil dining experience and includes fresh grown herbs, which are also used for cooking in the restaurant.
Iftar: For the first time, Nobu will also be offering iftar during Ramadan. The iconic Japanese hotspot will blend chef Nobu’s signature dishes such as steamed seabass dry miso with eggplant puree and creamy rock shrimp with his spin on iftar staples such as dried fruit and vegetables to break the fast.
Suhoor: Not available.
Prices: Dhs270 per person. Children under ten are not allowed in Nobu.
Timings: From sunset onwards.
Bookings accepted? Yes, and recommended. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Nobu High Brunch
A brunch bursting with Nobu specialities, as well as a varied selection of beverages. Dhs360 (soft drinks), Dh540 (bubbly), Dhs210 (children aged four to 11) Timings: Noon-3pm (Friday)
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Refined Japanese fare with a Peruvian twist is the best way to describe the delicacies that come out of Nobu’s kitchen. Its signature yellowtail sashimi with jalapenos, rock shrimp lobsters in a light, crunchy tempura and spicy cream sauce might win over some diners, but the price tags will send most running. Although the Atlantis-based Dubai chain has been open for almost three years now, its menu remains unchanged, so those who have been able to fork out for a meal once or twice will find it a little tired. Lucky then, that you can divert your gaze to the sleek décor. Soft lighting and fish trap-style curved wicker panels lining the walls and ceiling never fail to impress. If you’ve done sashimi to death, hit the crab tacos or chilled lobster salad with a lemony ponzu dressing. The duck breast in orange miso sauce has a perfectly crunchy skin – although on our last visit, the kitchen was, oddly enough, out of wasabi salsa. While the dishes are good, the food alone is not enough to carry the service, which is a level above most places, but could definitely do with some personalising.
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